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The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs

April 20, 2011  UCF is featured in The Huffington Post‘s “Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs.” The article notes that UCF’s Creative Writing MFA Program “fully funds nearly all its incoming students” and deserves more attention from applicants. Read the complete story from The Huffington Post or from UCF Today.

Digital Media Students ‘On Display’

April 20, 2011  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design will hold its annual “Premiere and Exposition” this week at the downtown Center for Emerging Media, showcasing student work from throughout the year. The event will be held from 6 to 9pm Thursday, April 21, at UCF’s 500 W. Livingston St. campus. It...

Carla Poindexter at Twelve21 Gallery

April 08, 2011  Carla Poindexter is featured at the Twelve21 Gallery along with Robert Poindexter in Our Small Private Stories. Both artists are native to Houston, Texas and have exhibited in multiple solo exhibitions and group shows nationally. Carla is also known for her animated short film produced in 2009 and for her...

Award-winning poems by Milanés set to music

April 04, 2011  Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés’s Everyday Chica has now been set to music. Winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Award, Everyday Chica offers readers an evocative poetic rendering of the Cuban-American experience in language so personal and deeply felt that it becomes for readers the universal language of all natives and...

Dalai Lama’s Personal Doctor to Speak at UCF

March 31, 2011  Dr. Barry Kerzin, a Buddhist monk and personal physician to the Dalai Lama, will give two presentations to students and lead a public workshop at the University of Central Florida. Kerzin is a licensed physician who gave up his traditional medical practice in the United States to charitably serve high...

UCF Ethics Bowl team wins national competition

March 07, 2011  The UCF Ethics Bowl Team has won the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. The competition was held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). UCF triumphed over 31 top-scoring teams from ten regional ethics bowls. This is the third consecutive year...

Hammond's Painting Featured at Verge Art Brooklyn

March 03, 2011  M.F.A. in Studio Art and the Computer graduate student Bryce Hammond’s painting will be featured at Verge Art Brooklyn Art Fair, March 3–6 during Armory Week 2011 in New York. Verge Art Brooklyn is a highly competitive national art fair juried by a panel of distinguished arts professionals, curators and...

Sarah Purser wins 2011 Orlando Idol

February 23, 2011  Sarah Purser is the winner of Florida Opera Theatre’s 2011 Orlando Idol Voice Competition. Purser, 28, is currently a candidate for her Master’s Degree in Music, Vocal Performance and Conducting at UCF. She also is a songwriter and plays guitar in venues around Orlando. Jose Fajardo, President and CEO for...

Potter to Perform in Vero Beach Opera

February 14, 2011  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the two roles of Dr. Bartolo and Antonio in a fully staged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro on Sunday, March 20. The performance will take place in the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets available through calling 772-564-5537....

UCF Interactive Expeditions teaches from Southern Africa

January 13, 2011  UCF’s Interactive Expeditions (INTX), a partnership between the university and Cobham Inc., recently returned from South Africa and Swaziland. While on the road between Johannesburg and Cape Town, the team led by Phil Peters produced real-time, interactive webcasts that connected over 100 undergraduate anthropology and philosophy students at UCF with...

Flying Horse Editions to Host Orlando’s First National Fine Arts Print Fair

January 11, 2011  The University of Central Florida is teaming up with the Orlando Museum of Art to host the area’s first national fine arts print fair next month. “Impressions Orlando” will offer the public a chance to peruse and buy high-quality, limited-edition works by emerging and established artists from New York City...

Knights Write showcases talent

December 16, 2010  The power of the written word brought close to three hundred people to the Pegasus Ballroom in the University of Central Florida Student Union Wednesday. Students, faculty, special guests and members of the public attended the inaugural Knights Write Showcase, which featured the best work from first-year students who received...

UCF Theatre Student “Best Performer in the World”

December 01, 2010  Rebecca Galarza, a junior and Musical Theatre major at the University of Central Florida, was recently chosen as the Best Female Performer in the World by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions during its Brass Ring Awards. The IAAPA Brass Ring conference and award ceremony, held Nov. 17...

Flute Students Perform Well in Recent Competitions

November 30, 2010  Adriane Hill won the concerto competition 2010 Sophomore Stephanie Hoeckley – Finalist Florida Young Artist Junior Kate Nichols Alternate Florida Young Artist Sophomore

Knights Write: UCF to Showcase New Department

November 29, 2010  The inaugural Knights Write Showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 1, will feature exemplary work that first-year students have produced with support from UCF’s new Department of Writing and Rhetoric. The showcase, which is open to the public, will be from noon to 5 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student...

Flying Horse Editions featured in Orlando Weekley

November 23, 2010  Across the street from the old Amway Center downtown, tucked inside an institutional-looking brick building, an unobtrusive printing operation with a big reputation is quietly turning out some unique items. Flying Horse Editions, a 20-year-old nonprofit that publishes limited-edition art objects and fine-art books, is located here in the University...

UCF Team Finishes Strong in Ethics Bowl

November 16, 2010  On Saturday November 13 at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in St. Petersburg, our UCF ethics bowl team (Alexander Kaplan, senior, Philosophy; Jessica Fears, junior, Economics; Stephen Oldham, junior, Philosophy and Political Science; Kevin Dupree, senior, Humanities; Ramon Lopez, senior, Political Science; and Catherine Perrault, senior, Molecular Biology) participated in...

John Almeida to present at 64th annual "Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic"

November 04, 2010  John Almeida has been invited to present a clinic at the 64th Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL. The event will take place Dec. 15–18, 2010. Mr. Almeida’s clinic is entitled “Sound Ideas on Playing the Trumpet” and will be presented on Friday morning Dec. 17. The clinic...

Gallagher to Present at the Free University in Berlin

November 04, 2010  A conference, “The Socially Extended Mind,” focusing on Philosophy Professor Shaun Gallagher’s research on embodied social cognition and its relation to critical theory is scheduled to take place at the Free University in Berlin on March 21-22, 2011, sponsored by the Working Group on Languages of Emotion in Philosophy of...

Gallagher Speaks at New York Academy of Sciences

November 04, 2010  Shaun Gallagher will be participating as an invited speaker in the New York Academy of Sciences meetings on the topic “Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness” in April 2011. Gallagher is editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Self (to be published by OUP in early 2011).